The Environmental Science program at UMF is housed in the Department of Natural Sciences. We currently offer a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies/Environmental Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science.
Students enrolled in this program participate in a rigorous curriculum designed to provide them with an interdisciplinary background in Environmental Science, while allowing them the flexibility to specialize in their specific area of interest. Unlike many environmental science programs, the emphasis of UMF’s program is on science rather than policy. Opportunities for field and laboratory research, along with internships, small class sizes, and close faculty-student relations, are among some of the advantages enjoyed by UMF students. Our graduates have used their UMF education as a stepping stone to further studies and technical careers with employers such as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Office of GIS, and private laboratories and consulting firms. Other students have elected to pursue graduate studies at institutions such as Cornell University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Rhode Island, among others.